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This scholarship is to provide financial assistance worth $250 to a writer submitting their first book. Please see the guidelines below before submitting:

  • Writers must not have published a full-length collection at the time of submission, including self-published books. (chapbooks are okay.)
  • The writer must reside in the United States at the time of submission.
  • Please submit your first-book manuscript (must be at least 48pgs in length, committed of identifying material) with a cover letter and bio. 
  • This is a blind reading. Please DO NOT include any identifying material on your manuscript, including an acknowledgments page. Those who do not remove this information from their submission will be disqualified. 
  • Any genre is welcomed to apply! We do not discriminate based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, or class. 

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.